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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Hillside Syrah
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Hillside Syrah 2016

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaHidden Valley Vineyard just south of the winery and north of the main road that runs along Naramata Bench is home to this delicious syrah. Elegant, peppery, balanced it has an eerily European bent from the front to the back. There’s more juicy red fruit than black and a wonderful less is more styling. Naturally beautiful, this is all Naramata Bench and certainly a beacon for the new sub-GI designating the Naramata Bench as sub-appellation of the Okanagan Valley. It’s a crime the bureaucracy has taken so long to approve an overwhelmingly pro-vote robbing this vintage of its true origin on the label. Drink or hold through 2026.Tasted: 17 March 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 26.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Hillside WineryDistributors: Lone Tree Cellars
Varietal: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 330712UPC: 626990053538